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Legal Support Assistant

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Legal Support Assistant - Christchurch

12 Months Fixed Term – Maternity Leave Cover Commencing January 2019


We are looking for a Legal Support Assistant to join our team in our central Christchurch office.  We are a collegial and professional office with around 26 legal and support staff.  You will be joining an experienced and supportive team who have a genuine interest in sharing knowledge and supporting one-another in an enjoyable, busy and sometimes challenging environment. 


The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand's largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients. 

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Have excellent phone manner and communication skills
  • be a self-starter with proven initiative, common sense and enthusiasm
  • be a team player
  • be experienced and efficient in a range of administration functions
  • be keen to learn about the world of criminal defence law

You will have a range of responsibilities including covering reception, answering phones, assisting our legal secretaries and supporting the office, copying, collating and filing legal documents.

As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three-month induction programme designed specifically for PDS administration staff. 

Salary will depend on skills and experience and commences from $42,744.


APPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close on 24 November 2018.  

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